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Bird Hunters caracal was trained for bird hunting in iran and india

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The caracal was once trained for bird hunting in Iran and India. They were put into arenas containing a flock of pigeons, and wagers were made as to how many the cat would take down. The caracal is capable of leaping into the air and knocking down 10-12 birds at one time!

Bird Hunters caracal was trained for bird hunting in iran and india

This is the origination of the expression “to put a cat amongst the pigeons.”

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